Welcome to the launch of the Bain and Gray blog! Listed below are a combination of our “London’s Right Hand Woman” interviews, whereby we have spoken to some of London’s busiest professionals to get a deeper insight into the life of working at a senior level. Our more frequent blog posts will also be listed here, providing you with invaluable tips, articles, current news, recipes, and thought-provoking topics that aim to enrich your busy lifestyle.
We’ve had a lovely time, this week in the Bain and Gray office! The weather has been gorgeous every day, we’ve had beautiful fresh flowers in from Jane Packer to celebrate the Chelsea Flower show and we celebrated Olivia’s birthday with delicious, healthy treats from Detox Kitchen!
We’ve had a lovely time, this week in the Bain and Gray office! The weather has been gorgeous every day, we’ve had beautiful fresh flowers in from Jane Packer to celebrate the Chelsea Flower show and we celebrated Olivia’s birthday with delicious, healthy treats from Detox Kitchen.
Things have been warming up this week both inside and outside the Bain and Gray office! Finally we’re seeing an increase in temperature, a sure sign that summer is coming (better late than never!) and with nearly all of the bank holidays out of the way, we’ve been meeting lots of wonderful new clients and taking on new roles to help place our candidates in their dream roles!
April has been a very busy month for the Bain and Gray team. We had four girls in the team go on holidays, the lovely long Easter weekend and another very successful drinks party for our temporary candidates! Despite how unseasonably chilly it’s been, April has been a beautiful month and as it comes to an end we’re reflecting on some of our favourite things this month!
We're all familiar with social media; its uses for catching up with people and sharing the minutiae of our lives. Almost all of us are aware to keep our personal accounts as clean and private as possible so as to avoid potential employers having negative impressions, but could you be using it to your advantage even better?
When I left school I went straight to uni while all my friends went off travelling and oddly enough, I did not feel any sort of envy towards their freedom. I felt even less envious once I was in the midst of my first year, having so much fun that the notion of taking a gap year barely even crossed my mind. It was in my fourth year of a very demanding degree when an overwhelming sense of claustrophobia set in and I decided that I wasn't quite ready to go straight into the working world.
For our March Monthly Pledge Promise we are supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,800 people in the UK. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust helps those diagnosed with CF and their families by funding cutting-edge research and driving up standards of care. At Bain and Gray we love to support charities recommended to us by our clients, candidates and families and this month we were recommended The Cystic Fibrosis Trust by Kerry.
Kerry’s daughter suffers from cystic fibrosis and she has kindly written about her experience:
If your interview is fast approaching, it is important to stay focussed and make sure you feel informed and prepared for the big day ahead! Bain and Gray have put together a few helpful tips which will help ease the pre-interview nerves and present you in the best possible light:
It’s been a very busy week in the Bain and Gray office, and at the end of a hectic week there’s nothing more exciting than the promise of the weekend. Today the Friday feeling is amplified because today is also none other than St Patrick’s Day! St Patrick’s Day is always an incredibly fun affair, you get people dressed shades of green you didn’t even know existed, and abundance of leprechaun cartoons appearing everywhere, pints of beer and Irish singalongs and of course, enough four leaf clovers to heighten your chances of winning the lottery for a year!